Dallin Bachynski and the Utes are at Oregon State on Wednesday evening
Feb. 4, 2013
Utah Runnin' Utes (10-11, 2-7) at Oregon State Beavers (11-11, 1-8)
Date: Wednesday, February 6
Tipoff: 8 p.m.
Location: Corvallis, Ore.
Arena: Gill Coliseum
Play-by-Play: Kevin Calabro
Analyst: Don MacLean
In Salt Lake City: Comcast Ch. 37 or 757 (HD); DISH Ch. 413
Utah Sports Radio Network
ESPN 700 AM
Play-by-Play: Bill Riley
Analyst: Jimmy Soto
Utah at Oregon State - Quick Hits
• The Runnin’ Utes captured their first home win in league play this past weekend when they knocked off Colorado, 58-55.
• Jason Washburn paced four players in double figures as Utah commemorated the legacy of former head coach Rick Majerus at halftime.
• After winning its first Pac-12 road game in program history at Washington, the Utes had dropped two in a row before knocking off the Buffaloes.
• Utah leads the Pac-12 and ranks 23rd nationally by limiting its opponents to 38.1 percent shooting from the field.
• The Utes also rank second in the league by holding their opponents to only 60.9 points per game.
• Offensively, the Utes rank 19th nationally, tops in the Pac-12, in assisted basket percentage (63.0%).
• Utah is also third in three-point field goal percentage (35.7%), second in free throw percentage (74.6%) and fourth in the league in assist to turnover ratio.
• Oregon State has lost three in a row after single-digit setbacks on the road against Cal and Stanford last week.
• For OSU, junior guard Roberto Nelson ranks sixth in the league in scoring (16.5 ppg) and senior forward Joe Burton is among the top 10 in assists and field goal percentage.
Last Time Out
Brandon Taylor drew a charge with 9.7 seconds left and Glen Dean hit a pair of free throws on the other end to help Utah survive a late rally and upset Colorado 58-55 on Saturday afternoon.
The Utes, who led by as many as 22, did not score a field goal over the final 10:44 of the contest but managed to earn the win, its first at home this season against a conference opponent.
Jason Washburn scored 13 points and collected 11 rebounds for his fourth double-double in conference play while Jeremy Olsen added a career-high 12 points off the bench on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor in just 14 minutes of action.
Cedric Martin tallied 11 points and Jarred DuBois scored 10 points to help the Utes snap a two-game losing slide. Utah’s three-point defense, which had struggled the past six games (43%), held CU to 5-of-17 from deep (29%).
Washburn Working Way Up Charts
Washburn has notched double-doubles in four conference games so far, averaging 13.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game while shooting 52 percent from the field.
He currently ranks fifth in the league in rebounding, fifth in field-goal percentage and fourth in blocks. He has also scored in double figures during 13 of the last 15 contests.
Washburn has scored 911 points in his 111 career games. With at least 10 games remaining, including the regular season and Pac-12 Tournament, Washburn must average 8.9 points per game for the remainder of the season to become the 35th Ute to hit the 1,000-point plateau.
He is currently averaging 11.0 points per game after scoring at a career-best clip of 11.4 points per contest last year.
Loveridge Bounding up Pac-12 Leaderboard
Loveridge is currently one of the Pac-12’s league leaders in rebounding at an average of 7.1 per contest, tops among the Utes. He also ranks ninth in the league with an average of 2.5 offensive rebounds per game
He currently ranks as one of the league leaders in scoring at 12.1 points per game and free-throw percentage (77.0%)
The freshman poured in a career-best 24 points vs. Cal State Northridge and his points per game average ranks him fifth all-time for a Utah freshman, behind such greats as Keith Van Horn and Andrew Bogut.
Taylor Turning it Up
Brandon Taylor, a freshman scored in double figures for the third game in a row against Cal and was averaging 14.0 ppg during that span. The freshman also had a career-best four rebounds against the Golden Bears.
Taylor was also one assist shy of his career mark for assists with five. He had 11 assists against Cal and Washington after notching only eight prior to that point all season.
Taylor led all scorers with a career-high 19 points and six assists in the win over the previously-unbeaten Huskies in Seattle. The freshman also led the team in steals as the Runnin’ Utes captured their first road win since joining the Pac-12.
Prior to that, Taylor led Utah in scoring (13) and assists (3) at Washington State. He currently ranks second in the Pac-12 in three-point field goal percentage (.500).
DuBois Getting it Done for Utes
Jarred DuBois, a senior transfer from Loyola Marymount, is currently the leading scorer for the Utes after scoring 20 or more in three games this season.
DuBois has impressed in his first year with the club, averaging 11.7 ppg, 24th in the Pac-12. He also ranks fourth in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio and is one of the league leaders in total helpers (3.1 apg).
DuBois also ranks eighth in the league in three-point shooting percentage (.383) and fourth in free-throw percentage (90.3)
Dean scored double digits in Utah’s first four games this season, and is currently averaging 6.9 points per game after scoring 10 vs. Cal two weeks ago. It was his sixth double-digit outing of the season and first since Dec. 8 at BYU.
Dean is one of the league leaders in three-pointers per game (1.4) and three-point percentage (37.2).
Bachynski Beats Up Bengals
Sophomore Dallin Bachynski racked up 22 points and 16 rebounds against Idaho State for his second double-double in his first three games as a Ute.
Bachynski’s 20-and-15 double-double was Utah’s first since Nevill had 23 points and 15 boards against Wyoming in the semifinals of the same tournament.
Van Horn to be Honored by Pac-12
Former Utah men’s basketball star Keith Van Horn has been elected to the 2013 Pac-12 Hall of Honor. He will be the second Runnin’ Ute inductee, joining last year’s selection, Arnie Ferrin.
Van Horn left Salt Lake City as the Utes’ all-time leading scorer (2,542) and second-leading rebounder (1,074) after leading Utah to 98 wins and three NCAA Tournament appearances, including trips to the Sweet 16 (1996) and the Elite Eight (1997).
He was a two-time All-American and runner-up for the Wooden and Naismith National Player of the Year awards in 1997. He was also the first player in WAC history to be named player of the year three times.
Utes on TV
Utah is 9-9 this season in televised contests and it will play all but three of their games on TV this season.
The Runnin’ Utes will appear on the Pac-12 Network a total of 23 times in the regular season. Utah will also play on ESPNU three times and make one appearance on FSN.